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This category covers questions about Belgium, officially known as the Kingdom of Belgium. In 1830, Belgium revolted against the United Kingdom of the Netherlands and declared independence. The capital city of Belgium is Brussels.
Asked in Geography, Belgium, Mountains
How many mountains does Belgium have?
This is a list of all the hills and mountains in Belgium: Signal DE Botrange (694 m) Baraque Michel (674 m) Baraque DE Fraiture (652 m) Mont-Rigi (610 m) Massif DE Saint-Hubert (589 m) plateau DE Recogne-Bastogne (569m) Côte DE Stockeu (506 m) Croix Scaille (505 m) Vaalserberg (323 m) Kemmelberg (159 m) Pottelberg (157 m) Mont st-Aubert (149 m) Kluisberg (141 m) Pellenberg (106 m) Koppenberg (77 m) Beerzelberg (52 m) Wolvenberg (51 m) Hoge Blekker (35 m) These probably are the Dutch names. ...
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Belgium
What languages are spoken in Belgium?
There are 3 official languages in Belgium: Dutch, French and German. Dutch is spoken by 60% of the people, living in the Northern Flemish region. French is spoken by 40% of the people, living in the Southern Walloon region. German is spoken in a small part in Eastern Wallonia. Most people speak at least one foreign language since everyone learns the second major language on school from (at least) the age of 10. German is spoken by less than 1% of the Belgians, living...
Asked in Belgium
Belgian cities on the river scheldt?
The most important one is of course Antwerp (or Antwerpen in Dutch). It is one of the bigger harbours in Europe. It is the latest Belgian city on the Scheldt, from there on it flows further in The Netherlands, where it is big enough for the biggest sea-ships. Second one (and for me the most beautiful one) is Ghent (Gent). Some others are Tournai, Oudenaarde, Dendermonde. Try Hoboken ...
Asked in Belgium, Netherlands
What is the continent on which the Netherlands and Belgium are located?
Belgium and the Netherlands are located on the continent called Europe. Netherlands is located in the continent of Europe Europe ...
Asked in Belgium
What were other important dates in Belgium?
Other then what? Anyway... 1384, 1482, 1555, 1609, 1714, 1790, 1793, 1795, 1815, 1830, 1831, 1839, 1880, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1934, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1960, 1962, 1970, 1980, 1988-'89 1384: the Low Countries (Belgium (+Artois and Picardie), the Netherlands, Luxemburg) are united under one crown for the first time, what we call now Flanders and Wallonia have been in one nation ever since. 1482: Mary of Burgundy falls of her horse without heir, she is however married with Maximillian of Habsburg of...
What name is given to a member of Lloyd's of London who commits capital to syndicates but has no control over business?
'NAME' SOUNDS STRANGE I KNOW BUT TEAMS UP WITH 'SAKE' FROM THE HERCULIS CROSSWORD. FOUND ON LLOYD'S OF LONDON WEBSITE ...
Who was King Leopold II?
# Leopold II or Leopold Lodewijk Filips Maria Victor (Dutch) (April 9, 1835December 17, 1909) was King of the Belgians. Born the second (but eldest surviving) son of Leopold I, he succeeded his father to the throne in 1865 and remained king until his death. He was the brother of Empress Carlota of Mexico and first cousin to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Outside Belgium, he is chiefly remembered as the founder and sole owner of the Congo Free State, a private...
Does Brussels have a Red Light District?
Yes, Brussels does have a red light district very similar to Amsterdam in appearance located one block north of Brussels Nord train station. It only encompasses one long street, as opposed to Amsterdam's labrynth of alleys and canals filled with windowgirls. A standard 'session' costs €40 in Brussels, compared to €50 in Amsterdam. ...
Asked in Belgium
What does it mean that all citizens of Belgium are compelled by law to vote?
From the age of 18 on in Belgium, citizens have to vote. Compelled by law means that individuals have no choice except to show up and vote (for someone on the ballot). ...
Asked in Belgium
What is Belgium's national flower?
Belgium does not have a national flower, foreigners commonly say the poppy and the Lilly-of-the-valley are the Belgian national flowers but that's a misconception. It's not because in Flanders Fields states Flanders poppies, but they are considered weeds, and there is a tradition to give Lilly-of-the-valley's to women in may that that makes these flowers the national flowers. ...
Asked in Belgium, Greece, Flight Times
How long is the flight from Greece to Belgium?
The flight times varies according to the speed of the flight. If the flight is flying at a faster speed then the times may change. We are providing you with standard flight timings. The flight time for the above mentioned trip is.3hours 25mins ...